Sun - Wed - 12.00pm – 10.30pm
Thurs - Sat - 12.00pm - 1.00am
- Disabled Access
- Free Wi-Fi
- Alfresco Dining
About The Elephant Wrestler
In 1912 a bloke who would soon become known as The Elephant Wrestler came to Takapuna. By 1939 he had world wrestling championship bout to his name and was also known to take on larger species of the animal kingdom thus said elephants came to fear him but locals came to love him. So let us raise a toast to your larger than life local.
Honestly, the best service! We were a large group and you were so accommodating and helpful, the birthday balloons were a super special touch - thank you! Unfortunately I can’t remember our waitress’ name (she was blonde, English?) but she was INCREDIBLE! So, so attentive and willing to help in anyway she could! Thanks for a wonderful evening.
HI Becs, WOW!! Thanks so much. It is amazing when we get feedback like this and I can assure you the team will love to be getting thos feedback sent to them. Alex, your waitress, really is a superstar for us at The Elephant Wrestler. I am personally so thankful for your feedback and appreciate you taking the tome to do so and also for the 5 Star rating. We really do love taking care of our customers so at any point when you are out and about please do come back to see us be it a table of two or a table of 20. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Thank you for the wonderful evening with amazing service. Was a great night and enjoyed by all.
HI Tonie, Thanks so much for your lovely feedback, We are sop leased that you have enjoyed all aspects of your visit and we really hope that we see you again very soon.
Great food and atmosphere for quiz night. Shame about the shameless cheating from the quiz winners who had their phones out for the entire quiz.
Hi Tracy, THanks for your review. You are a very valued customer and appreciate your feedback. If you think someone is cheating in the future then please just make Kat aware of your concerns. This is just meant to be for fun but I agree with you if you are cheating to win then it takes the fun out of it for everyone else. We look forward to your continued support on Tuesdays and throughout the year.
I booked this table two weeks in advance and when we got there we were put on two separate tables. I asked to pre order food and was told someone would call me no one called, I had to call back. The table we moved to outside was far too small to hold the food we ordered and this should have been known by the wait staff. It was an uncomfortable dinner, with nowhere to put plates.
Hi Sue, I am very embarrassed to say that I in fact took your reservation and did fail to pass on your details to avoid this exact situation. I am very sorry for that. I understand that your team were on a team night out and that The Elephant Wrestler should not have been the "Escape room" experience. We should have been the relaxing part. I will contact you via phone later this afternoon and figure out some compensation for your experience.
Great afternoon, awesome live music, definitely be back!
Hi Steve, thank so much for your feedback, we truly appreciate you taking time to do so. We also appreciate your kind words and hope that we see you again soon. Follow us on facebook and you will be able to see when White Chapel Jak are back,
fathers day lunch enjoyed by all.
HI David, may I say am really glad that you enjoyed your fathers day experience with us. We are pleased that you enjoyed the service and I will ensure the team see your feedback. We do hope that we see you again really soon.
Had a brilliant Sunday afternoon session at the Elephant Wrestler, there was a great band playing so we booked a table, the service was really quick & attentive, all the servers & bar staff were really friendly. The Elephant platter we ordered was massive & delicious. Great way to round out the weekend, Elephant Wrestler is well worth a visit.
Hi Scott, firsty thank you for taking the time to give us such detailed feedback, we are so pleased that you enjoyed yourself and yes the band on Sunday was amazing. We love them also. We do appreciate your lovely words and the 5 Star Ratings that you have given us We do hope that we see you again soon as the menu is changing next week and would be great of you get to sample it.
We always have an enjoyable time at the EW. The service is very good and plates, glasses etc get cleared from our table pretty much straight after we finish eating etc, which is almost impossible to find elsewhere. Great atmosphere for the rugby. Thanks again EW.
We love your chicken wings!
The food was really great! We reserved a table "inside" which was the bar area... rather than the "courtyard" because that sounded cold. But it appeared to be covered in! It was quite noisy inside. We will reserve in the courtyard next time. Looking forward to the next time we visit.
Great service overall, would recommend:)
Would you PLEASE bring back the THAI BEEF SALAD to the Menu. It was the best!!!!! (for miles)
I had won a voucher in a silent auction for a dinner for 8. The service was excellent and food was amazing. We loved the music too and will come back. Thank you
Alex and Adele were amazing to deal with, as were the service staff on the day - thanks heaps for making so baby shower so memorable!
Lovely food and service
Really good food and plenty of it. Service and food was prompt and cheerful. Good spot for a casual dinner out.
Great Staff. Great Ambiance. And Great Ribs!!!!
Great arvo with some friends eating ribs, drinking beer and listening to live music.
Our team had a great shared lunch here!
had a great time, loved the feel of the place, very friendly and family friendly as well....liked that the fact that there were a couple of groups in (birthday, ribs and warriors) but it didn't phase or stress the staff at all....big thumbs up!!!
I ordered pork belly for my dinner, a bit disappointed it was very salty. 😌
Firstly I should have read about the place before booking, I just booked off a recommendation from a friend, but... I hadn't been before and they suggested we sit in the courtyard, which was super loud so we could barely talk and people were smoking even though all the doors were closed. I asked a waitress if people were supposed to be smoking and she said no but did nothing. Good if you want to watch the rugby, but not if you want a conversation over dinner with clean air.
Went to the rib event on Sunday. Ribs were great, but were cold. Service was very slow since this event was on.